Bladder dysfunction and urinary tract infection caused by abdominal pseudocyst with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: A case report with literature review

Madoka Higuchi, Takeya Kitta, Yukiko Kanno, Masafumi Kon, Michiko Nakamura, Kimihiko Moriya, Nobuo Shinohara


The lower urinary tract dysfunction of the neurogenic bladder often worsens owing to dysfunction of the bladder itself. We treated a patient with spina bifida who experienced bladder dysfunction that worsened owing to an abdominal pseudocyst that developed as a complication of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. After removal of the pseudocyst, the urinary tract infection was controlled and bladder dysfunction was alleviated to a basal level.


Hydrocephalus, spina bifida, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, abdominal pseudocyst, urinary tract infection

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